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(Updated on 18/02/2016)

 


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Famous jewels Money
Famous writers Philosophers
Famous trials Poverty
Heroes Singers
Man and woman  




Definition :


 

 

Biographies :

 

 

Examples :

  • TIME Lists World’s 100 Most Influential People - Text + Audio + Video - 27 April 2015
    "TIME Magazine has released a list of 100 people it says are the “most influential” people in the world.
    They are government leaders, activists, artists and celebrities.
    The list includes U.S. President Barack Obama, Cuban leader Raúl Castro, and Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • 2013: People of the year
    "Astronauts, pioneers, whistleblowers and, oh yes, some person called Higgs, we salute those who were on everyone's lips in 2013."

    (BBC)

  • Passport Photos of Iconic Figures in The Past (vintag.es)
    "Albert Einstein, David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Muhammad Ali, and more, with plenty of stamps showing they were well used."
    + "a military ID card issued to Norma Jeane DiMaggio in 1954."
    (Neatorama)

 

  • 125 Years of The International Herald Tribune - a slideshow
    "From the archives of the International Herald Tribune, a selection of images of people who shook the world in an era of mass movements, mass violence and the creation of ideas that changed the way we live."

    (nytimes.com)

 

  • Celebrity Tattoos
    "Movie stars, athletes, singers, and even (albeit rarely) the occasional politician proudly sports his or her special “tats...”

    (neatorama.com)

 

 

 

  • Course in Lady Gaga offered at US university
    "Students at a US university are being offered a course in the pop singer Lady Gaga...
    Mathieu Deflem, a sociology professor at the University of South Carolina, is adding a course title "Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame".
    The synopsis for the course reads: "The central objective is to unravel some of the sociologically relevant dimensions of the fame of Lady Gaga".
    "
    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Jackson faces Neverland auction
    "Pop star Michael Jackson could lose his Neverland ranch if he fails to pay nearly $25m (£12.5m) that he owes on the sprawling California property."
    (BBC)

     

  • USA Hero - American Heroes Who Inspire the World
    - Quick information
    Artistic Heroes - Athletic Heroes - Business Heroes -
    Law Heroes - Military Heroes - Musical Heroes -
    Political Heroes - Scientific Heroes - Ordinary Heroes

    (usa-hero.com)

  • The Blue Plaque
    A series of talks on a number of historical figures remembered by Blue Plaques in London.
    "Each page has an extras section. In that section you can find :
    - a comprehension quiz based on the talk
    - a link to vocabulary definitions (of bold words and phrases from the text)
    - a download of the transcript of the talk
    ex : Oscar Wilde - George Bernard Shaw - George Orwell - Florence Nightingale - Jimi Hendrix...

    (BBC)

 

  • BIO.CLASSROOM
    "provides free educational materials designed to encourage the use of biography in the classroom and to help students explore the lives of those who have made an impact on our world. We feature a “Bio of the Month” lesson plan and special teacher's guides..."

    (biography.com)

 

  • GANDHI

  • John Lennon - présentation PowerPoint (primaryresources.co.uk)

  • BIOGRAPHIES for KIDS - Famous Leaders for Young Readers
    PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES - OTHER AMERICAN PATRIOTS - WORLD LEADERS -
    INVENTORS - EXPLORERS - WOMEN WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE - SCIENTISTS - EDUCATORS -
    PHYSICIANS - ATHLETES - CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS - COMPOSERS - ARTISTS
    Each story features a free printable word search, crossword puzzle, study sheet, and student worksheet.
    There are also online games"
    ex : Martin Luther King Jr
    (gardenofpraise.com)

  • TIME 100: The People Who Shape Our World (time.com)
    "Here's our list of the 100 men and women whose power, talent or moral example is transforming our world."
    Artists & Entertainers - Scientists & Thinkers - Leaders & Revolutionaries -
    Heroes & Pioneers - Builders & Titans

 

  • Lifelines of Important Persons from date of birth to date of death. (hyperhistory.com)
    "Also lifelines for scientists, artists, writers, composers, politicians, and famous women."





 

  • Celebrities Tour : Star pets and famous animals. - in the Pet Cemetery (roadsideamerica.com)
  • Famous people (famouspeople.com)
    "This list includes historical figures, celebrities and those individuals who have influenced the lives of others"
  • FAMOUS CRITTERS (citizenlunchbox.com) :
    Name - Species - Source - Source types - Notes
  • The Great Buildings Collection -
    "This gateway to architecture around the world and across history documents a thousand buildings and hundreds of leading architects, with 3D models, photographic images and architectural drawings, commentaries, bibliographies, web links, and more, for famous designers and structures of all kinds."
    (greatbuildings.com)
  • American Folklore (americanfolklore.net)
    "This folklore site contains retellings of American folktales, Native American myths and legends, Tall Tales, weather folklore and ghost stories from each of the 50 states.
    Read about famous characters such as Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Jesse James, Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone and many more."

 

 

  • Phobias Of The Rich And Famous - UPDATED
    "Tennis champ André Agassi has a phobia of spiders...
    Film director Alfred Hitchcock had a peculiar fear of eggs...
    Country star Lyle Lovett reportedly is afraid of cows."
    (tx.english-ch.com)


Prizes :

 

 

Paparazzi :

 

 

Flashcards :

 

 

Conversation questions :

 

 

Listening :

  • Gates steps down
    "The chairman of Microsoft, Bill Gates, is stepping down from his daily job at the world's largest software company today.
    Gates, who made his fortune through developing computer software, plans to devote his time to charity work."
    + Vocabulary explained

    (BBC)

 

Diaporamas :

INTERACTIVE activities :

  • "You are the Star" by Tom Suriya.
    1. First, click on the picture and watch the presentation. Famous Hollywood stars arel watching you from this mural... See if you can identify some of them.
    2. Now, click on "Start now" and take the listening quiz.

    Created by Renée Maufroid (Ac. Lille)

 

 

  • American Women Quiz
    "Is there a "woman Edison"? A female "Columbus"? A feminine counterpart to astronaut John Glenn? If so, who are they? From the list below, identify some of our most famous American women adventurers, explorers, and inventors..."

    (kids.niehs.nih.gov)

     

  • Top celebrities quiz - "First play the matching game. Next click on "Start now" and find who is described.".
    Created by Renée Maufroid. (Ac. Lille)


  • Marilyn Monroe
    "Read this little book and learn about Marilyn's life, then answer the questions."
    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid

 

 

  • Famous People and Characters (Renée Maufroid) :
    Barthez - Harry Potter - Eminem - Britney Spears - Avril Lavigne - Beyoncé - Garfield...
    Game on line: Create a Southpark Character, be imaginative!
  • Famous people - no pictures
    - Choisir la fin de phrase qui correspond à la personne célèbre.
    (skyblues67)

  • "Match these famous professional teams to the sports they play :
    Match the items on the right with the items on the left." (Académie de Caen)



 

 

Activities TO PRINT :

  • Famous people - a worksheet
    "pour travailler 'was / were/ was born' et 'died'

    Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

  • Celebrity Quiz (ldonline.org)
    "See if you can match the ... personal description to the names below:

    • a. Albert Einstein
    • b. Walt Disney
    • c. Nelson Rockefeller
    • d. F.W. Woolworth h. Tom Cruise
    • e. Winston Churchill
    • f. Hans Christian Anderson
    • g. George Patton


  • American Women: - From Adventure to Invention - a quiz (csmonitor.com)

 

  • BIOGRAPHIES for KIDS - Famous Leaders for Young Readers
    PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES - OTHER AMERICAN PATRIOTS - WORLD LEADERS -
    INVENTORS - EXPLORERS - WOMEN WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE - SCIENTISTS - EDUCATORS -
    PHYSICIANS - ATHLETES - CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS - COMPOSERS - ARTISTS
    Each story features a free printable word search, crossword puzzle, study sheet, and student worksheet.
    There are also online games"
    ex : Martin Luther King Jr
    (gardenofpraise.com)

  • French homeless campaigner dies (BBC) - with a worksheet (sabironlangues.typepad.fr) - ACCES PAR MOT DE PASSE


  • Bio-Cube (readwritethink.org)
    "This tool allows students to develop an outline of a person whose biography or autobiography they have just read;
    it can also be used before students write their own autobiography.
    Specific prompts ask students to describe a person's significance, background, and personality.
    The finished printout can be folded into a fun cube shape that can be used for future reference."

 

 

Lesson plans :

  • BIOGRAPHIES - Fiches Créées par Céline Leroux (Ac. Lille) :
    "Depuis le début d'année, j'ai mis en place un rituel en 3° (2 fois par semaine) en lien avec des biographies de personnages historiques, célèbres...
    J'ai créé des fiches dans lesquelles toutes les infos figurent, que je donne aux élèves en avance.
    Puis, à chaque séance, un  élève présente son personnage à la classe.
    Je vous joins donc les fiches créées jusqu'à maintenant !"
    (pdf)

    - Al Capone
    - Charlie Chaplin
    - George Washington
    - Guy Fawkes
    - Henry VIII
    - JFK
    - John Lennon
    - Winston Churchill

 

  • Selfie
    "This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Matthew Frost starring Kirsten Dunst, and the theme of celebrity selfies.
    Students discuss meeting famous people, roleplay meeting their hero or heroine, watch a short film and discuss selfies and celebrity selfies."
    Time: 90 minutes
    Topic: Selfies, meeting famous people and modern society

    (film-english.com)

 

 

  • Maradona breaks airport door in anger (Breaking News English)
    - a lesson plan with "a news article, listening (MP3 file), podcast, communication activities,
    pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises."

 

  • Bill Gates & Bono - Time's Persons of 2005
    - a lesson plan with "a news article, listening (MP3 file), podcast, communication activities,
    pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises."
    (Breaking News English)



  • Jail possible for Russell Crowe
    - a lesson plan with "a news article, listening (MP3 file), communication activities, pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises." (breakingnewsenglish.com)




  • Heroes and Celebrities (learningtogive.org)
    "Purpose: To help students recognize distinctions between heroes and celebrities.
    Objectives:
    - From class discussion and a vocabulary game, students will match eight vocabulary terms: celebrity, charity, service, volunteer, hero, leader, role model, and philanthropy, to a correct definition.
    - Students will differentiate between "hero" and "celebrity" using a Venn diagram."




INTERACTIVE games :

  • Biography Cards niveau 5ème - Famous people ID cards: UPDATED
    - Set 1: Diana - Churchill - Dickens - Shakespeare
    - Set 2: Elizabeth I - Hitchcock - Roald Dahl - Chaplin
    - Set 3: Queen Victoria - Henry VIII - Florence Nightingale - Horatio Nelson
    - Set 4: Conan Doyle - Agatha Christie - John Lennon - Captain Cook
    - Set 5: Marylin Monroe - JFK - Einstein - Mother Teresa - Napoleon - Gandhi - Mozart - Mitterand
    - Set 6: Paul Walker - Cory MONTEITH - Mandela - Amy WHINEHOUSE

    - Set 7: Edith Piaf - Christopher Columbus - Marco Polo - Louis XVI of France - Elvis Presley - Michael Jackson - Martin Luther King - Grace Kelly
    Created by Mauricette Casabonne-Angla (Ac. Bordeaux)

  • BIOGRAPHIES for KIDS - Famous Leaders for Young Readers
    PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES - OTHER AMERICAN PATRIOTS - WORLD LEADERS -
    INVENTORS - EXPLORERS - WOMEN WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE - SCIENTISTS - EDUCATORS -
    PHYSICIANS - ATHLETES - CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS - COMPOSERS - ARTISTS
    Each story features a free printable word search, crossword puzzle, study sheet, and student worksheet.
    There are also online games"

    ex : Martin Luther King Jr
    (gardenofpraise.com)

  • Famous People
    - Un jeu du pendu sur des personnes connues dans le monde anglo saxon - créé par Renée Maufroid
  • Find Your Star Wars Twin (outofservice.com)
    "Based on the Big Five survey, this test tells you which characters from Star Wars you're most like.
    "




  • Which Cartoon Character? What Cartoon Character are You?
    - a quiz (Il faut s'enregistrer, mais c'est gratuit) - (3smartcubes.com)




  • Who is that ?
    "FUNBRAIN will show you a portrait of a famous person with a clue
    (United States Presidents - Famous Scientists and Mathematicians ).
    For each screen, identify the correct president and click on their name.
    Choose the difficulty level you wish to play."


 

Games TO PRINT :

  • Celebrities (.doc) - a game
    Des cartes d'identités de célébrités "pour travailler les présentations (name, age, natonality, job, family, pets, hobbies).
    Elles peuvent être utilisées en expression écrite, en expression orale en continu ou en interaction orale.
    La grande majorité des informations sont véridiques."

    Créées par Aude Viaud (Ac. Versailles)

 

 

Webquests :

  • HEROES AND SUPERHEROES INTERNET PROJECT
    * TASK 1 * TASK 2 * TASK 3 * TASK 4 * TASK 5
    * DICTIONARY * DEFINITIONS * SYNONYMS

    - séquences sur la série 'Heroes'
    avec activités sur ce qu'est un héro/superhéro,
    + un article sur Christopher Reeve avec cartoons
    + études d'extraits vidéos de la série.

    (my-english-courses.com / Valérie Gély - Ac. Paris)

 

  • Famous couples - a webquest
    Romeo and Juliet - Victoria and Albert - Tarzan and Jane - Bonnie and Clyde - Charles and Diana -
    Homer Simpson and Marge Bouvier
    - with crosswords

 

 

Songs :

  • Everything by Jehro
    "City lights I can see
    Beckon to me
    I'm not wastin' more time
    No-o-o
    From far away they promise me fame..."

    (lyricsmania.com)
  • Instant Karma sung by Tokio Hotel (azlyrics.com)
    "Who in the hell do you think you are?
    A superstar? Well, right you are ...
    Well we all shine on
    Like the moon and the stars and the sun"

    - Listen (YouTube)


  • Disney's Heroes - Holding Out for a Hero
    (YouTube)



    Holding Out For A Hero
    by Bonnie Tyler (lyrics007.com)
    "I need a hero
    I'm holding out for a hero till the end of the night
    he's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast
    and gotta be fresh from the fight"

  • To Be Someone by Oasis :
    "To be someone must be a wonderful thing
    A famous footballer a rock singer
    Or a big film star, yes I think that I would like
    I would like that
    To be rich and have a lot of fans
    And lots of girls to prove that I'm a man
    To be number one - and loved by everyone..."


  • Romeo & Juliet by Dire Straits

 

Videos :

 

 

 

 

  • The departed
    "Steve, Betty, Seve and 2011's other notable deaths...

    The past 12 months have seen the passing of the last WWI combat veteran, one of golf's greatest players, a former US first lady and the man who introduced the iPhone to the world. Take a look back at some of the well known figures who died in 2011."
    (BBC)

 



 

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